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‘Amorphous’ mention of wage violations not protected activity

Where a manager made an “amorphous” mention of possible wage law violations and attempted to introduce pay incentives and a bonus program to combat low employee morale, his conduct was not “protected activity” under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Background ...

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Multiple claims in freezer patent dispute construed

Where the parties disputed whether a patent covering a rack-isle freezing system for palletized product was infringed, the court construed multiple terms, including airflow chamber and warehouse. Background Tippmann Engineering LLC brings this action against Innovative Refrigeration Systems Inc. and ...

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30-year sentence reduced under First Step Act to time served

Where the guidelines range for someone convicted today for the cocaine-related crimes involved here would be 262-327 months, and the defendant had already served 289 months of his 360-month sentence, his sentence was reduced to time served under the First ...

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ALJ failed to consider disability applicant’s reliance on coach

Where an applicant for disability and social security benefits has relied on job coaches in the past, it was error for the administrative law judge to not assess whether she would need assistance from a job coach if she moved ...

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Ex-employee prevails on conversion, conspiracy claims

Where a roofing company alleged its former salesperson received unauthorized payments, he prevails on the conversion claim because there was no evidence the payments were wrongful or unauthorized. Because there was no evidence he agreed to injure the company, he ...

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